Season 2 of our European Overwatch tournament featuring a cash prize in the season finals.

Season 2 of Overwatch Arena features 5 weeks of tournaments each Thursday where teams compete for points in an attempt to qualify for the season finals. The 8 teams with the most Qualification Points after 5 weeks will compete for the cash prize.

  • Date: Thursday 16th March 2017
  • Event Start: 18:00 (UTC+0)
  • Entry Fee: NONE
  • Prize: Qualification Points
  • Format: BO1 / BO3 Single Elimination

Make sure you check the rules of this tournament before signing up, and if you've any questions please contact us via the Support tab


  • Primary communication is on Discord: http://discord.me/theplaysgg.
  • Razer Arena’s match lobbies should be used for communication with your opponent.
  • If you require admin assistance, use Razer Arena’s in-built admin request button or tag the Tournament Admin group on Discord.


  • The winning team's captain has to enter the result on the related match page.
  • Teams are highly advised to take screenshots to better communicate their claim to the admins.

Maps & Format

  • First map of each round is pre-selected, the loser of the previous map chooses the next map. The other team chooses their side.
  • All rounds a best-of-one (BO1) until the Round of 16 which will become best-of-three (BO3)
  • The team on the left-hand side of the fixture attacks first.
  • In the event of a draw, after all maps have been played (1 in a BO1, 3 in a BO3) a BO3 tie-breaker should be played on 1 of the following maps;

  • Ilios
  • Lijiang Tower
  • Nepal
  • Oasis

Season Format

The top 8 teams from each weekly tournament will be awarded points. After the 5th week, the 8 teams with the most points in the season will compete in the invite-only season finals.

  • Weekly tournaments are single elimination BO1 and BO3 rounds.
  • Season finals is a double-elimination with a BO3 upper-bracket and a BO1 lower-bracket. The grand finals is a best-of-five (BO5) where the upper-bracket winner has a 1 map advantage.

Match settings

  • Game Mode: Custom Game
  • Custom Game Settings:
  • Rule Set: Competitive
  • Map Rotation: Paused
  • Map Order: Single Map
  • Return to Lobby: Payload  = After a mirror match ; Control (King of the Hill) = After a game
  • Hero selection limit: 1 Per Team
  • Control Game Mode Format: Best of 5
  • Disable kill cam: On
  • High Bandwidth: On
  • All other settings as default

Ingame problems, pausing, disqualifications

  • Pausing
  • You may NOT pause the match during a teamfight.
  • You may NOT use the pause functions for a tactical break.
  • Teams can pause for up to 4 minutes per map.
  • A team may not pause more than 3 times during 1 map.

  • Remakes (back to lobby):
  • Teams can go back to lobby to reset the map ONLY if the game has not gone on for longer than 15 seconds after the spawns opened up - the issue needs to be announced immediately and the reason must be mentioned.
  • Otherwise the Pause function must be used.
  • First usage of known exploits or bugs will result in a forfeit of the current game. A second usage of known exploits or bugs will result in disqualification and potentially bans from participating in further tournaments.
  • A formal complaint regarding behaviour and/or bugs needs to occur no more than 15 minutes after the game ended, otherwise the matter will be considered as closed.
  • Admins will reserve the right to disqualify a team based on their behaviour at their sole discretion if something noteworthy is brought to their attention .

Prize Redemption

Teams should claim their prize winnings within 7 days of the tournament completing. They should do so by emailing invoicing@nofiltergaming.com confirming their team name and finishing position, and also which PayPal email address to send the cash prize to.

Cash prizes will be paid only via PayPal.

Points are awarded on a weekly basis based on a team's finishing position. Below you can find the breakdown:

  • 1st. 50 Points
  • 2nd. 40 Points
  • 3rd / 4th. 20 Points
  • 3rd / 4th. 20 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points
  • 5th - 8th. 5 Points

If you need any assistance with this tournament, please contact us via Discord.